I’m frequently asked for reading recommendations from Fifty Shades of Grey fans, I have a short go to list, or anything that is mentioned on the book reviews page is something that Mags or I enjoyed. But I have another resource, What To Read After Fifty Shades of Grey. WTRAFSOG started as a Facebook Page over a year ago and I’ve been closing following since. Summer offers great suggestions for books to read and often lets you know some discounted or free books. WTRAFSOG just got a new App (iPhone, Android and Amazon), making it even easier to find suggestions. Summer and I thought now was a good time for you to get to know her and more about WTRAFSOG.
What is your name?
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
In the course of marketing my own erotic series online, I kept coming across readers that were recommending the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I picked it up and read it and shortly thereafter it went viral and EXPLODED all over the internet.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
Which is your favorite book in the series?
The first book – where we meet and get to know the characters.
What is your favorite scene in the series?
The scene where Christian “allows” Ana to touch his chest for the first time. His vulnerability there only serves to make him hotter!
How many times have you read the series?
Only twice! My time is SO limited these days!
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
Actually I’m a huge Stephen King fan. He was always a huge influence on my desire to be an author.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
Given my particular tendency with what I do with the WTRAFSOG page – my questions would probably be different then everyone else!
Question One: What do you feel was the most important decision you made in terms of your novels having the success they have had?
Question Two: How many newborn children would I have to name after you to have you officially “sponsor” WTRAFSOG? J
What is What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey?
What To Read After Fifty Shades of Grey (or WTRAFSOG for short) honestly grew out of my desire to promote my own erotic series to a few readers and fans of the Fifty Shades books. To say it has grown into “just a bit” more than that at this point would be a mild exaggeration.
WTRAFSOG is a very active author promotion / reader recommendation community on Facebook … with now over 78,000 fans and growing. The interaction between the authors and readers is truly wonderful to see. I get emails every day from readers that are ecstatic to have found authors new to them and books that have knocked their proverbial socks off.
What do you hope to accomplish with What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey?
I think we have already accomplished so much with WTRAFSOG – in terms of connecting readers and authors, but there remains SO much more to do!! SO many readers out there that do not know about WTRAFSOG. The mission of WTRAFSOG is truly to promote deserving authors and help them reach readers. We have been successful in doing that … to the tune of over 500 books sold ON AVERAGE each day through the WTRAFSOG site … going back to the site’s launch in April of 2012! Several authors credit WTRAFSOG with providing the spark that enabled them to land traditional publishing deals!
One of the things I think we do that readers LOVE is that I cultivate a Top Fifty List of What To Read After Fifty Shades of Grey that tracks actual sales data from the beginning of the FB page until the current date. That is currently over 20 months worth of sales data that is compiled every other week to produce a reading list.
Tell us about the new APP you have created?
The reasoning behind creating the WTRAFSOG APP (available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play) was to help mitigate the negative effect that Facebook algorithm changes have had lately on our ability to reach readers. Ever since Facebook monetized their service and began to limit the amount of page fans you can reach with any given post, they have made it progressively harder to reach your audience. By producing and launching the WTRAFSOG APP – I hope to not only reach the FB audience, but to branch out and reach other readers as well.
The WTRAFSOG App has a lot of functionality and what is called “Active Content” – meaning that it is updated on a regular basis to include New Releases, Pre-Orders for books coming soon, new Top Fifty and Fan Favorite Lists, On SALE and 99 Cent Bin books … and a FREE book of the Day tab as well!
Help me SPREAD the word about the WTRAFSOG APP and help YOUR favorite authors get more exposure!
Where can people find you on the web?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatToReadAfter50ShadesOfGrey (main page)
Website: http://wtrafsog.com/ (under construction)